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An early summer Monarch feeding on Butterfly weed a close relative of common milkweed. A September Monarch loading up on Aster nectar to f...

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Maeghan
Some species of caterpillar have 4,000 muscles in their body. Compare  that to the human muscular system, which is made up of only 639. It’s  not unusual for insects to have more muscles than humans; grasshoppers  have about 900.   Still, why do caterpillars have so many more  muscles? It’s for a unique form of transportation. Caterpillars use all  of their muscles to move, but not in the same way that we do. They  contract their body muscles, forcing their internal organs forward. When  cate... Bugs And Insects, Nature, Arthropods, Beautiful Bugs, Critter, Creepy Crawlies, Moth Caterpillar, Smol, Moth

Some species of caterpillar have 4,000 muscles in their body. Compare that to the human muscular system, which is made up of only 639. It’s not unusual for insects to have more muscles than humans; grasshoppers have about 900. Still, why do caterpillars have so many more muscles? It’s for a unique form of transportation. Caterpillars use all of their muscles to move, but not in the same way that we do. They contract their body muscles, forcing their internal organs forward. When caterpillars…

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Ashley White

I finally found Monarch caterpillars on the milkweed yesterday - but just 4. Today I can only find 2. It's been a pitiful season for Monarchs down here. I only saw one female come through a couple of weeks ago and may not see any more. This guy is almost fully grown. He'll turn to chrysalis right here in my yard and a Monarch will emerge by October - and will fly to Mexico to spend the winter. He is the 4th generation that will live 9 months to return to the States in the Spring. My 15…

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amy hartelust
Gardening, Moth Caterpillar, Caterpillar, Hornworm, Catapillar, Cecropia Moth, Io Moth Caterpillar, Sphinx Moth Caterpillar, Habitats

What's eating your plants?! If you have a garden, chances are you've come across plenty of green caterpillars and never knew what they were. This visual guide will take you through 32 different types of green caterpillars and help you identify them based on their physical features and habitats.

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Lou
Nature, Bugs And Insects, Hamsters, Insects, Caterpillar, Moth Caterpillar, Hungry Caterpillar, Critter, Bugs

I found this larva today under a leaf of our geranium (shaamdani) flowerpot. It's a one of dangerous enemy or pest for this kind of plant who eat leafs destructively. The half of leafs were damaged with this larva and now our lovely geranium plant are peaceful from this glutton enemy. But it was a great model for my macro photography :) Some information about this insect i collected via web search: Common name: Cabbage Looper Scientific name: Trichoplusia ni (Hubner) Facts: The cabbage…

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Abigail Millard